Lesson 15


Phonics- Complex Syllables

These are open syllables, which mean they end in a vowel and will make their long sound.

Remember in Lesson 1 that syllables with an 'e, i, or y'  before 'c' and 'g' could make a softer /s/ or /j/ sound. In this lesson, there is an 'l' before the vowels, so 'c' and 'g' will not be affected, and make a /k/ and /g/ sound, respectively.

spla

spra

stra

shra

scra

scla

sple

spre

stre

shre

scre

scle

spli

spri

stri

shri

scri

scli

splo

spro

stro

shro

scro

sclo

splu

spru

stru

shru

scru

sclu

sply

spry

stry

shry

scry

scly

(* Reminder: Unlike in lesson 1, the syllables in the final row with the letter 'c' and end in 'e,' 'i,' and 'y' do not make a soft /s/ sound because of the letter 'l.' The vowels do not immediately follow the letter 'c,' so the 'c' will still make a hard /k/ sound.)

Next Steps

Wonderful job! Please go to the next phonics lesson.

Lesson 15- Syllables